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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE91 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: +Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains 
Abstract: This rulemaking would require new operational requirements for certain trains transporting a large volume of flammable materials, improvements in tank car standards, and revision of the general requirements for offerors to ensure proper classification and characterization of mined gases and liquids. These new requirements would be designed to lessen the frequency and consequences of derailments involving ethanol, crude oil, and certain trains transporting a large volume of flammable materials. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 130    49 CFR 171    49 CFR 172    49 CFR 173    49 CFR 174    49 CFR 179   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  09/06/2013  78 FR 54849   
ANPRM Comment Period End  11/05/2013 
Comment Period Extended  11/05/2013  78 FR 66326   
Comment Period End  12/05/2013 
NPRM  07/00/2014 
Additional Information: HM-251; SB-Y; IC-Y; SLT-N; This NPRM will provide the greatest opportunity for public participation in the development of regulatory amendments, and promote greater exchange of information and perspectives among the various stakeholders. The NPRM will lead to more focused and well-developed amendments that reflect the views of all regulated entities. Comments received will be used in our evaluation and development of future regulatory action on these issues.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lad Falat
Director, Engineering and Research
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4545